What is Tibet?

  • (noun): An Asian country under the control of China; located in the Himalayas.
    Synonyms: Thibet, Xizang, Sitsang

Tibet

Tibet (i/tɨˈbɛt/; Tibetan: བོད་, Wylie: Bod, ; simplified Chinese: 藏区; traditional Chinese: 藏區; pinyin: Zàngqū) is a plateau region in Asia, north-east of the Himalayas. It is the traditional homeland of the Tibetan people as well as some other ethnic groups such as Monpas, Qiang, and Lhobas, and is now also inhabited by considerable numbers of Han and Hui people. Tibet is the highest region on earth, with an average elevation of 4,900 metres (16,000 ft).

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Tibetan Clothing - Cuisine
... The Cuisine of Tibet is quite distinct from that of its neighbours, since only a few crops (not including rice) grow at such high altitude ... Dough made from barley flour, called tsampa, is the staple food of Tibet ... Mustard seed is cultivated in Tibet, and therefore features heavily in its cuisine ...
British Expedition To Tibet - Aftermath
... Tibet did not have any substantial international trade commodities and already accepted the borders of its neighbours ... territory or to interfere in the administration of Tibet", while China engaged "not to permit any other foreign state to interfere with the territory or internal administration of Tibet" ... Qing China sent a military expedition of its own to Tibet for direct rule ...
British Expedition To Tibet - Entry To Lhasa
... to trade in Yadong, Gyantse, and Gartok called for Tibet to pay a large indemnity (500,000 pounds subsequently this sum was reduced), ceding the Chumbi Valley to ... Chinese claims of authority over Tibet ... Tibetan territory or to interfere in the administration of Tibet", while China engaged "not to permit any other foreign state to interfere with the ...
British Expedition To Tibet
... The British expedition to Tibet during 1903 and 1904 was an invasion of Tibet by British Indian forces, whose mission was to establish diplomatic relations and trade between the ... Burma, Bhutan, and Sikkim, occupying the whole southern flank of Tibet, which remained the only Himalayan kingdom free of British influence ... British government attempted to deal with Tibet directly prior to China's invasion of Tibet however, repeated efforts to establish relations and trade with Tibet failed ...
Tibet - Culture - Cuisine
... The most important crop in Tibet is barley, and dough made from barley flour—called tsampa—is the staple food of Tibet ... Mustard seed is cultivated in Tibet, and therefore features heavily in its cuisine ...

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    Ever since you came back from Tibet I’ve had a feeling you were planning to divorce me and marry a laboratory.
    John Colton (1886–1946)

    They have their belief, these poor Tibet people, that Providence sends down always an Incarnation of Himself into every generation. At bottom some belief in a kind of pope! At bottom still better, a belief that there is a Greatest Man; that he is discoverable; that, once discovered, we ought to treat him with an obedience which knows no bounds. This is the truth of Grand Lamaism; the “discoverability” is the only error here.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)